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Dr. Philip D. Collington

Dr. Philip D. Collington

Associate Professor of English

Office Location:
Dunleavy Hall, Room 354
Office Hours:
Tuesdays and Wednesdays 3-4:20p; 7:05-8:15; Thursdays 10-11 am
Curriculum Vita:


I am an associate professor in the Department of English, and I have taught at NU since 2000. My courses include: ENG400 (Shakespeare), ENG 315 (Greek and Roman Literature [in translation]), ENG 303 (English Renaissance Literature), ENG 203 (Major British Writers I [to 1800]), and ENG 100 (Introduction to Literature).


I received my B.A. in English and History from McMaster University in 1991, my M.A. in English from McMaster University in 1992, and my Ph.D in English from the University of Toronto in 1998. In 1999-2000 I was a SSHRC Post-doctoral Fellow at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor.

Research Interests

My research interests focus primarily on Shakespeare, and my most recent publication is "A Mad-Cap Ruffian and a Swearing Jack’: Braggart Courtship from Miles Gloriosus to The Taming of the Shrew," in Early Theatre 19 (2016), 81-112. You can see this and samples of other publications below, with a full description of my research contained in my CV.

Sample Publications